Monday, February 28, 2005

USA Next is Going to be Sued

It's all over the place. The gay couple in the USA Next anti-AARP advertisement is thinking of suing USANext. DailyKos started it, according to AmericaBlog, but John Aravosis at AmericaBlog is taking this one to town. The lawyer sent this letter to USANext on behalf of Richard Raymen and Steven Hansen, the couple in the advertisement. Crooksandliars is on the story, and this one is getting ready to explode. I'll bet 30 more blogs will pick up the story in the next couple hours.

The lawyer the Raymen and Hansen have hired is Christopher Wolf of the Proskauer Rose law firm. Big firm and quite the powerful lawyer. I see this as more than just posturing. You don't get a big gun like Wolf just to make USANext back off. They're definitely hunting bigger game.